Leadership Team

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) is committed to implementing policy set by the JIA Board and fulfilling the stewardship mission of the JIA through organizational excellence.


C. Jones Hooks
Executive Director

Alexa Hawkins
Director of Marketing & Communications

Ben Carswell
Director of Conservation

Dion Davis
Jekyll Island Foundation Executive Director

Jenna Johnson
Director of Human Resources

Kate Harris
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Marjorie Johnson
Chief Accounting Officer

Melissa Cruthirds
General Counsel

Michelle Webb
Assistant to the Executive Director

Noel Jensen
Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Terry Norton, DVM, Diplomate ACZM
Director/Veterinarian


Contact the Leadership Team


JIA Administrative Office

100 James Road
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
Phone: 912.635.4000